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Three Bullard Panthers sign to play football in college

Ellis, Douglas, and Craig

Three Bullard Panther student-athletes have committed to play football at the collegiate level. They were honored during a signing ceremony at Bullard High School on Wednesday morning. 

Cason Craig will join the Division II National Champion squad at Harding University, Clifford Douglas III will join the Henderson State University squad, and Austin Ellis will join the Bulldogs at Louisiana Tech University. 

Craig, a three-year varsity starter and two-time 1st-Team All-District player, recorded 41 tackles, 12 TFLs, one caused fumble, and two fumble recoveries as a Panther.

“Cason Craig combines tenacity with high character,” said Bullard Head Football Coach Colton Bradford. “His ability to disrupt offenses is rivaled only by his integrity off the field, making him a standout player and a role model for the team.”

Craig signing


Douglas, a three-year varsity starter and three-time 1st Team All-District wide receiver, holds every receiving record at Bullard High School, logging 73 catches for 1,250 yards. Coach Bradford says, “Clifford Douglas III is the epitome of exceptional football skills, hard work, and toughness. His dedication on the field and resilience make him a true standout in the game.”

douglas signing

Ellis is also a three-year varsity starter and three-time 1st Team All-District player. He will leave a legacy at Bullard by allowing zero sacks and achieving other milestones as a Panther. “Austin Ellis is a standout offensive lineman who exemplifies the essence of a true team player,” Bradford said. “His ability on the line is matched only by his commitment to the team's collective success, making him an invaluable asset on and off the field.”

Ellis signing

Congratulations to these Bullard Panthers and their families!